Friday, July 31, 2009

"Pierced" Hanging Copper Sculpture

Another summer day...
"Pierced" is named for my friend Robert Pierce who is an avid fly fisherman. It is a hand hammered copper trout decorated with patina and acrylic. It can hang either inside or out. $145. SOLD

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"Don't Touch Me!" Original 8x8 Acrylic Painting

It's too hot! "Don't Touch Me" is the name of this little crabby painting. It is an original acrylic on canvas with the background texture extending over the edges for $145. I shouldn't complain about the heat, it is only 87 degrees here and 103 in Seattle-yikes!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Starbright" Original 9x12 Acrylic Painting

Starlight, Starbright, it is a hot and sultry night! Glad to be home though after the crazy Bellevue artfestival. This is the last painting I did titled "Starbright" a 9x12 acrylic on canvas for $225. SOLD

Monday, July 20, 2009

Catfish Stew Sketch

A long weekend spent at the mall (for the Artshow). I did manage to get this commission sketch done for Alex, who studies armoured catfish all over the world. I have learned a lot about these fish while preparing for this commission and they are totally amazing creatures... so many interesting fins, scales, mouths, and body shapes. This will be a three dimensional piece approximately 18 x 32 on wood with airdry clay accents.

Friday, July 17, 2009

"Blue Cat Red Rat" Hanging Copper Sculpture

In a rush, trying to get ready for the art show at Spokane Valley Mall this weekend... I still need to pack the car to leave early in the morning.

"Blue Cat Red Rat" was created today for fun! An 8x12 hammered copper sculpture decorated with patina and acrylic. It can hang either inside or out, $145.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

"Stoplight" Original 10x14 Acrylic Painting

Good morning. A couple of days left before my artshow at the Spokane Valley Mall July 18th and 19th. This is a stoplight parrot fish from the Carribbean "Stoplight" painted on 10x14 board and framed with a matte black wood frame for $345. SOLD

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Stealing the Queen" Original 10x25 Acrylic Painting

Yesterday I picked the cherries off my tree and made a sour cherry, rhubarb, blueberry pie-yum! So last night I was inspired to paint "Stealing the Queen" a puzzle painting with a number of different canvas panels as well as mosaic stone accents. 10x25 for $525.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

"Fish Food" Original 9x11 Acrylic Painting

Another Sunday come and gone.... whoosh! Here is a new little purple mermaid I did today titled "Fish Food" She is acrylic on 9x11 board and is framed with a matte black wood frame for $275. Painting on board is nice because it is so smooth and I can get nice crisp details.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"Copper Koil" Hanging Copper sculpture

zzzz Time to go to bed, but I wanted to upload my newest copper creation. Three koi swimming around a copper coil circle. This piece is 16" in diameter and can hang either inside or out, $375.

Friday, July 10, 2009

"Morning Heron" Original 8x8 Acrylic Painting

After eating dinner at the garlic infested White House Grill in Post Falls, ID last night and a generous portion of the lemon dragon cake... I went for a long run this morning. In the pools beside the river I saw a beautiful blue heron looking for his breakfast... here he is "Morning Heron" an 8x8 acrylic on canvas, with the texture extending over the edges for $125.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lemon Dragon Cake

Happy Birthday to Brandon! No painting today, my creativity is in the cake. A fluffy lemon cake with lemon cream cheese frosting in the middle and a sour lemonglaze over the top... lots of fresh raspberries and a beeswax dragon candle on guard. We are going to (finally ) see Star Trek this afternoon... I love birthdays even when they aren't mine!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Eve with Red Raven Sketch

No painting today, but I worked on the sketch for an upcoming commissioned painting of Eve with a red raven in the Garden of Eden.

This will be a puzzle painting. My idea was to make it seem like you were looking through an arbor of tropical fruits, flowers and vegetation onto a scene of Eve near the tree of knowledge. The snake is asleep in the upper branches and she is vacillating between picking the forbidden fruit or not and looking to the red raven for advice. Of course ravens (especially red ones!) are known tricksters and not to be trusted!

I will upload the painting someday when it is finished.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

"Lion in Poppies" Original 14x21 Acrylic Painting

Here is my newest piece titled "Lion in Poppies". It is for the Tinman Gallery "Oz-vitational" show in August. This is my version of the cowardly lion. It is a puzzle painting with various canvas panels all attached to one back. There are glass , metal tile and wood molding accents. The size is 14x21 for $575.

Monday, July 6, 2009

"Copper Quail" Hanging Copper Sculpture

It seems to be Monday again! Had a fun time attempting to wakeboard in Moses Lake with friends this weekend, very sore now... Here is the last of my little copper creatures "Copper Quail" which can hang inside or out $85

Saturday, July 4, 2009

"Heavy Lunch" Hanging Copper Sculpture

Happy Fourth of July!! Hope you have a grand holiday. Since most of us will be eating a lot, I decided to post "Heavy Lunch" for the day. This is a hanging copper crow sculpture decorated with acrylic and patina and varnished so that it can hang either inside or out, $165. SOLD

Friday, July 3, 2009

"Lizard's Smile" Hanging Copper Sculpture

Today I must clean the house and studio! Also do the sketches for a couple of upcoming commissions... an armoured catfish piece and Eve in the garden. It's going to be another hot one!

This is "Lizard's Smile", acrylic & patina on hand-hammered copper for $125.SOLD

Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Hungry Heron" Hanging Copper Sculpture

I'm off to rollerblade on this fine morning, but I wanted to post another copper creation titled "Hungry Heron". He has a pretty little fish hanging from his beak. He can hang either inside or out, $175. SOLD

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

"Corvid Corazon" Hanging Copper Sculpture

Another day of sunshine... these days are pretty sweet, waiting for tomatoes to ripen, eating fresh pesto, running beside the river, making strawberry, white peach, rhubarb pie-yum! Here is my sweet turquoise raven titled "Corvid Corazon" He has a copper locket embellished with two turquoise beads and decorated airdry clay within it. He can hang either inside or out. $175. SOLD